First Edition of Booth Tarkington's Rumbin Galleries; Inscribed by Him
Item Number: 65790
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc, 1937.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Inscribed for Mr. Jerome Peltier by Booth Tarkington, Indianapolis, May 9, 1944.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Illustrated by Ritchie Cooper.
Booth Tarkington was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his novels The Magnificent Ambersons and Alice Adams. He is one of only three novelists to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once, along with William Faulkner and John Updike.
Other Books by this Author
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc, 1932.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “Booth Tarkington, inscribed for Mr. Jerome Peltier, 1939.” Drawings by Joseph Simont. Fine in a near fine later dust jacket.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc, 1929.
First edition of Tarkington’s tragicomedy exploring the roots of feminine motives. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the half-title page, “Booth Tarkington Kennebunkport 1934.” Fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Harry McGinnis.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1918.
The autograph edition of the Works of Booth Tarkington. Octavo, 18 volumes, bound in three quarters morocco, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt topstain. In fine condition. Signed by Booth Tarkington in volume one. A very nice set.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc, 1936.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “Booth Tarkington, Indianapolis, May 9. 194. Inscribed for Mr. Jerome Peltier.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
“The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat": Rare First Edition of Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich; Signed by Him
CT: Ralston Society, 1937.
First edition of this classic bestseller, which has sold over 100 million copies. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Napoleon Hill on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. This is the first example of a first printing we have seen signed. Rare and desirable.
“Poor little doggie, you saved HIS child!”: First Edition of Mark Twain's A Dog's Tale; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1904.
First edition of Twain’s famous dog story. Octavo, original cloth. Contemporary inscription to the front free endpaper, near fine in the rare original dust jacket with wear and tear and some writing on the front panel. Illustrations by W. T. Smedley. BAL 3483.
Courrier Sud, Vol de Nuit, Terre des Hommes and Pilote de Guerre; Each Lengthily Inscribed by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Paris: Librarie Gallimard, 1931-42.
Early printings of Saint-Exupery’s first four books. Octavo, four volumes bound in contemporary cloth. Each volume lengthily inscribed by Antoine de Saint-Exupery on the half-title page. In the author’s first novel, Courrier Sud, “Pour Madame Stokes, Avec le hont que j’eprouve a signer ce pache de jeunesse. Et en respectueux hommages Antoine de Saint-Exupery.” In his second novel, Vol de Nuit, which deals with his experiences as an airmail pilot, “Pour Madame Stokes, cher que’on retrouve une atmosphere de France en respectueux hommages Antoine de Saint- Exupery.” In his third novel, Terre des Hommes, which went on to win the Grand Prix of the Académie Française, “Pour Madame Stokes, en souvenir d’une epoque recuse ou la Terr des Hommes etait en pix et en respectueux hommages Antoine de Saint- Exupery.” And, finally, in Saint-Exupery’s Pilote de Guerre, his memoir of his role in the French Air Force as pilot during the Battle of Paris in 1940, “Pour Madame Stokes, ces souvenirs d’une pilot de ligne change en Pilote de Guerre et en hommage respectueux, Antoine de Saint-Exupery.” Each volume is in very good condition. An exceptional collection.
Boston: Beacon Press, 1971.
First edition in English of Habermas’ classic work. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Jurgen Habermas on the front free endpaper. Sociologist Daniel Bell’s copy, with his signature and his extensive notes throughout. Translated by Jeremy J. Shapiro. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket desiged by Richard C. Bartlett.